VIN(i) 1 The vision of Obadiah. This is what the Sovereign LORD says about Edom. We have heard news from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Arise, and let's rise up against her in battle. 2 "Look! I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be utterly despised. 3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of a rock, the heights of its dwelling, you who say in your heart: 'Who can bring me down to the ground?' 4 Even if you soar like the eagle, even if your nest is set among the stars, from there I will bring you down!" declares the LORD: 5 "If thieves came to you, if robbers by night—oh, what disaster awaits you—wouldn't they only steal until they had enough? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some gleaning grapes? 6 How Esau will be ransacked! How his hidden treasures are sought out! 7 All your allies will force you out of the land, your associates will deceive you and prevail against you. Your friends will lay out a trap for you, and you will never understand it! 8 On that day," declares the LORD, "will I not destroy the wise men from Edom, and understanding from the mountain of Esau? 9 And your warriors will be shattered, O Teman, so that everyone from the mountain of Esau will be cut off because of the slaughter! 10 "Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame will cover you and you will be cut off forever. 11 On the day you stood nearby, on the day strangers took his wealth, and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots over Jerusalem, you were also like one of them. 12 But do not look down on your brother in the day of his disaster, and do not rejoice over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction. Do not speak proudly in the day of distress. 13 Do not enter into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity. Do not look down on their affliction in the day of their calamity, neither seize their wealth on the day of their calamity. 14 nor stand in the crossway to cut off his escapees; nor shut up his survivors in the day of tribulation. 15 For the day of the LORD is near all the nations. As you have done, it will be done to you. Your deeds will return upon your own head. 16 For just as you have drunk on my holy mountain, all the nations will drink continually. They will drink and they will slurp, and they will be as if they had never been. 17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and it shall be holy: and the house of Jacob shall again possess their inheritances. 18 "The house of Jacob will be a fire! The house of Joseph will be a flame! The house of Esau will be for stubble and they will burn among them, and devour them. There will be no survivors of the house of Esau: for the LORD has spoken! 19 Those of the Negev will possess the mountain of Esau, and those of the lowland, the Philistines. They will possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria. Benjamin will possess Gilead. 20 The exiles, the Israelite host, will possess the territory of the Canaanites all the way to Zarephath. The exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev. 21 Saviors will go up on Mount Zion to judge the mountains of Esau, and the kingdom will be the LORD's.